Portugal vs The Netherlands: The Coefficient Battle

The 2022/23 season is here and with it comes another season of European competition. UEFA’s Champions, Europa and Conference League qualifiers are well underway, and the stakes are high. Last season (2021/22), the Netherlands had an outstanding year, gaining a whopping 19.200 points. Incredibly, only England gained more coefficient points. Feyenoord reached the UEFA Europa Conference League final and PSV reached the quarter-final of the … Continue reading Portugal vs The Netherlands: The Coefficient Battle

The View from the Opposition – FC Midtjylland

The Black Wolves from Midtjylland – Scouting Benfica’s Opponent Tuesday evening, SL Benfica take on Danish side FC Midtjylland in the qualification for the Champions League. It’s a matchup that the Portuguese giants are expected to advance from, but the Danes have confidence after a managerial change last week, and shouldn’t be underestimated. So, who are the Black Wolves, and what should Benfica look out … Continue reading The View from the Opposition – FC Midtjylland

10 Portuguese Players Nominated for Golden Boy 2022

TuttoSport have released the 100-player shortlist for the 2022 Golden Boy award! As is so often the case, Portugal is very well represented on the list, with Portuguese players making up 10% of the entire list this year! The prestigious youth award has been won twice previously by two Portuguese players, Renato Sanches and João Félix. Portuguese representation on the list this years comes in … Continue reading 10 Portuguese Players Nominated for Golden Boy 2022

Portugal’s Growing Influence on Liverpool FC

Just over a year ago, Liverpool FC manager Jürgen Klopp was asked in an interview with the club’s media what football leagues he follows around the world. The German coach gave this answer: “A league I love to watch, which is probably not the most famous league, but you always see innovations, good players, good coaching, is Portugal (Primeira Liga). It’s a really interesting league to … Continue reading Portugal’s Growing Influence on Liverpool FC

The Hunt For Automatic Promotion

With just two games to go, the battle for promotion to Portugal’s top flight is heating up. Interestingly, all of the top three teams in Liga Portugal 2 (Rio Ave, Chaves and Casa Pia) are guaranteed to finish in the top three. However, only the top two teams gain automatic promotion to Portugal’s top flight, the team who finishes in third place will have to play … Continue reading The Hunt For Automatic Promotion

Club in Focus: SC Vianense

Welcome to our new feature called Club in Focus. Every Friday, we will be looking at a Portuguese club and giving some information, interesting facts and a brief overview of their history! Portugal is full of clubs with intriguing histories and at Próxima Jornada, we want to publicise these stories! To kick off the series, we are looking at SC Vianense! SC Vianense are a … Continue reading Club in Focus: SC Vianense

January Awards Roundup – Liga BWIN

The January awards have been announced by Liga Portugal. As usual, there are seven awards, Player of the Month, Manager of the Month, Goal of the Month and then the four positional awards, goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and attacker of the month. January was a very good month for FC Porto, but they couldn’t quite make it a clean sweep! Check out the winners below: Player of the Month – Vitinha (FC … Continue reading January Awards Roundup – Liga BWIN

A Brief Overview of Wolves Target Chiquinho

With Wolverhampton Wanderers edging ever closer to getting a deal over the line for Estoril Praia winger Chiquinho, Aaron Barton and Filipe Melo have all you need to know about the talented 21-year-old. Chiquinho is a player who has certainly developed a taste for winning early in his career. Last season, he split his playing time between Estoril’s first team (16 appearances) and Estoril’s U23 … Continue reading A Brief Overview of Wolves Target Chiquinho

Portuguese Involvement in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16: All You Need to Know

After a botched first attempt, the last 16 draw for the UEFA Champions League is here! As usual, there is plenty of Portuguese participation across Europe’s elite football tournament, with all but two ties featuring Portuguese players and/or coaches. Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada gives you all you need to know. A reminder that the last 16 will commence after the January transfer window, so … Continue reading Portuguese Involvement in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16: All You Need to Know

Meet Paulinho – Portugal’s Most In-form Striker

On Sunday afternoon and with less than eight minutes on the clock, Chapi Romano played a pass into the path of striker Paulinho. At this point, you could have looked the complete other way and still knew with complete certainty what was about to happen. The 22-year-old stroked the ball home first time into the bottom corner, finishing with a degree of confidence that a … Continue reading Meet Paulinho – Portugal’s Most In-form Striker

A View From The Opposition | AC Milan

It is matchday three in the UEFA Champions League and FC Porto welcome Italian giants and seven-time Champions League winners AC Milan to the Estádio do Dragão. Milan have narrowly lost both of their games in the competition so far but are unbeaten in Serie A and only Napoli have conceded less goals.  To get the lowdown on the Rossoneri and what Porto can expect, Próxima Jornada caught … Continue reading A View From The Opposition | AC Milan

A View from the Opposition | Beşiktaş v Sporting

After losing their first two UEFA Champions League games, Sporting travel to Turkey to take on Beşiktaş hoping to get points on the board. Próxima Jornada spoke to Sinan Schwarting of the Black Eagles Podcast to get the lowdown on what Rúben Amorim’s men can expect. For a side that perennially competes for titles in Turkey, Beşiktaş went into last season with very low expectations. … Continue reading A View from the Opposition | Beşiktaş v Sporting